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Could pandas help us to tackle superbugs ?

Scientists have discovered that Giant Pandas could be a rich new source of antibiotic medications. Efforts have been underway for years to save pandas…

Who’s That Scientist?

Illustrator Chay Hawes created these images of sixteen well-known scientists from history. How many can you name? See a larger version at his website. Chay will post the answers later, so you can guess without the temptation to peek. Link

Drill team seeks life two miles below the ice

Scientists are drilling down in to the Antarctic ice to seek life in a lake deep beneath the surface. The British research team will use a special dri…

Plants able to grow without gravity

Scientists have determined that it is possible to grow plants in space despite the lack of gravity. Experiments on the International Space Station hav…

Daydreaming can solve complex problems

Scientists believe that daydreaming could be the key to helping us solve complex problems. While many people would tend to find themselves chastised i…

‘Homeless’ planet without a star discovered

Astronomers have identified the first ever ‘rogue’ planet that wanders around with no star to orbit. Scientists had suspected that such planets could …

Could an ‘elixir of life’ actually exist ?

Scientists in Kazakhstan claim to have developed a drink that they are hailing as an ‘elixir of life’. Kazakhstan’s leader, Nursultan Nazarbayev gave …

Are we all living in a simulated world ?

It is a question that has been debated by philosophers and scientists alike for thousands of years. The idea that the world we see around us is actual…

Beluga whale mimics human voice

Scientists have identified a beluga whale capable of producing eerily human-like vocalizations. The abilities of a whale named ‘Noc’ were first observ…

Battle scars reveal head-banger dinosaurs

Scientists have observed signs of violent head-butting on fossil skulls of pachycephalosaurs. This particular species of dinosaur was unusual in that …